Teacher’s Pet: Mr. Roger Bond-Choquette ’10
Jack McAuslan ’16
Mr. Grindey’s question from last edition was: Three frogs are floating down a river on a log. One decides to jump off, how many frogs are left on the log?
Well, I mean clearly two. I don’t know if that math is beyond coach Grindey but I am pretty confident that it’s two.
Editor’s Note: The answer is three. The frog only decided he would jumpmoff at some point and had not leapt yet.
So what do you do here at Brophy?
I teach Western Civilization, I work at Loyola Academy and I work in the OFJ.
Have things changed much since you graduated?
There’s a lot of teachers that I had that are no longer here and a lot of new faculty members, but I think the core ideas of the school and the values of the school are pretty much the same. I think the Brophy experience is pretty similar to what I had.
Are many of your Brophy teachers still teaching here?
I say a little more than half. I had teachers like Mr. Broyles and Deacon Stickney and Mrs. Dunnion was my director, but the OFJ is a completely new faculty so getting to know Ms. McDonald and Mr. Hubbell and Mr. Calderon has been very cool.
Why did you decide to be a part of the Alumni Service Corp?
That’s a really good question, there’s a lot of reasons. Some of them are pretty idealistic. You know, I really wanted to know what it was like to teach, I wanted to have a really formative experience, and I wanted to be back in a place that I consider my home. On the other end this gave me a year to apply to law schools and to decide what I want to do with my career. It felt like the right decision.
So what do you plan on doing after this year?
I’ll be going to law school in the fall.
What is your favorite professional sports team?
Arsenal Football Club, of course.
Why do you have such a love of Arsenal?
I think that’s a really good question. Part of it is the way that they play soccer. They have a long tradition under Arséne Wenger of playing a very beautiful game. There’s a lot of passing, and historically maybe not so much defense but their counter attacks are beautiful to watch. Just absolutely beautiful. I also think that soccer is a sport that commands a lot of attention outside of the pitch too because the way players interact with coaches, the way coaches interact, and the story-lines going on are really interesting.
Would you like to pose a question for next month’s edition?
Would you rather fight 100 duck-sized horses or one horse-sized duck?